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An innocent fashion : a novel, R.J. Hernández

Label
An innocent fashion : a novel
Title
An innocent fashion
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
R.J. Hernández
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Devil Wears Prada meets The Bell Jar in this story of a wide-eyed Ivy League grad who discovers that his dream of "making it" at leading New York City fashion magazine Regine may well be his undoing. Elian San Jamar knew from childhood that he was destined for a better life than the one his working-class multiracial parents share in Texas-a life inspired by Regine's pages. A full ride to Yale opens the door to a more glamorous world, and he quickly befriends Madeline and Dorian, both scions of incredible wealth and privilege. With their help, he reinvents himself, and after four decadent years he graduates as Ethan St. James. But reality hits hard when Ethan arrives at Regine and is relegated to the lowest rung of the ladder. Mordantly funny and emotionally ruthless, An Innocent Fashion is the saga of a true millennial-naive, idealistic, struggling with his identity and sexuality-trying to survive in an industry, and in a city, notorious for attracting new graduates only to chew them up and spit them out. Oscillating between melodrama and whip-smart sarcasm, pretentiousness and heartbreaking vulnerability, increasingly disillusioned with Regine and Madeline and Dorian, Ethan begins to unravel. As the narratives of his conflicted childhood, cloistered collegiate experience, and existential crisis braid together, this deeply moving coming-of-age novel for the twenty-first century spirals toward a devastating realization: You can follow your dreams, but what happens if your dreams are just not enough? -- Provided by publisher
Summary
A wide-eyed Ivy League grad embarks on his dream job with a leading New York City fashion magazine, where cutthroat backstabbing and exploitative drama challenge his naïve perspectives about a successful life
Theme
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10518282
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1989-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hernández, R. J.
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Young men
  • Fashion
  • Periodicals
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • FICTION / Coming of Age
  • FICTION / Satire
  • FICTION / Literary
  • Fashion
  • Periodicals
  • Young men
  • New York (State)
Target audience
adult
Label
An innocent fashion : a novel, R.J. Hernández
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn928131164
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
375 pages
Isbn
9780062429544
Lccn
2015037268
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)928131164
Label
An innocent fashion : a novel, R.J. Hernández
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn928131164
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
375 pages
Isbn
9780062429544
Lccn
2015037268
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)928131164

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